Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phone Catches Fire

Jordan Golson, the Verge:

[Brian Green, the owner of the phone] said that he had powered down the phone as requested by the flight crew and put it in his pocket when it began smoking. He dropped it on the floor of the plane and a “thick grey-green angry smoke” was pouring out of the device. Green’s colleague went back onto the plane to retrieve some personal belongings and said that the phone had burned through the carpet and scorched the subfloor of the plane.

He said the phone was at around 80 percent of battery capacity when the incident occurred and that he only used a wireless charger since receiving the device.

Running the phone’s IMEI (blurred for privacy reasons) through Samsung’s recall eligibility checker returns a “Great News!” message saying that Green’s Galaxy Note 7 is not affected by the recall.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall keeps getting worse, especially for customers who must now be extremely wary of even their replacement phones. How does anyone trust any Samsung phone after this?